One of the ways in which we celebrate our birthdays is to hold a Farbrengen – a hasidic gathering. There we tell and listen to the Torah insights, sing, talk and, of course, eat and say L’Chaim.My DH held his Birthday farbrengen Saturday night after the Shabbos ended.I had very little time to pull things together. Generally people expect much less variety and fanciness in food here, in Israel. This is won
So it is snowing again… I am looking at the big fat flakes falling down from the sky and crave Spring.Today is a fast of Ester, fast before the Holiday of Purim. I am not fasting because of my condition, but it means that all the kids are either home whole day, or came home early. It is a perfect day to wrap up in something warm and watch the snow. It looks as if someone ripped open a pillow full of goose dawn.